Virginia Robertson

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This startup uses fish poop to grow fresh leafy greens inside a Brooklyn warehouse

Edenworks<p>Could fish poop be the key to growing fresh, nutritious vegetables?<p>That's the idea behind Edenworks, an urban farming startup that will soon …

Aquaponics

Home Gardening: How to Grow Your Own Tea

Plant herbs now to can make delicious homegrown tea with later!’Tis the season to get gardening. Yet if you don’t have a green thumb—or the time to …

Gardening

In-Ear Device That Translates Foreign Languages In Real Time

Most of us have found ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to communicate in a foreign language. Sometimes it’s funny. Sometimes it’s …

Recipe: Big Pink Rhubarb Cake

Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F. First make the yellow cake batter. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the sugar …

Dessert

The Best Homemade Hot Sauce Recipes

Many of us can agree on liking our food with a kick — but one of the toughest things to get a majority to agree on is the very best variety of hot …

Food Preservation

Banana Pepper Rings

Makes 2 pints<br>20-30 banana peppers, depends on size<br>1 quart white vinegar<br>2 teaspoons sugar<br>2 teaspoons canning salt (or pickling salt)<br>1 pinch alum<br>1 …

Waste Not

"I spent all day scraping cartilage off these fish bones," the cook says as he drops a plate of what looks like flattened French fries onto the …

Your Saturday Morning Farmers Market Inspiration, Snapped by Ashton Keefe

<i>Heading to the farmers market? Let #F52farmstand be your inspiration. Once you've shopped, tag your farmers market bounty with #F52farmstand, and we'll share our favorite photos every week here to celebrate spring and summer produce.</i><p><i>Today: Ashton Keefe, author of upcoming cookbook Lemon & Salt,</i> …

Farmers Market

Make the Most of Your Trip to the Farmers Market

Shopping for at least some of your food every week at a farmers market is a great way to support rural and urban farming communities, and to reap the …

Nutrition

Farmers Market Crawl: Must-Know Strategies for Summer Fun

Thankfully, it's that time of year when your local farmers market is beginning to be filled to bursting with the most glorious produce imaginable, with baskets and bins and bowls offering a dizzying display of seasonal delights.<p>But all that abundance can be overwhelming, especially when encountered …

Farmers Markets 101

<i>In 2015, we’ve partnered with Kohl’s</i> <i>for the</i> <i>#MakeYourMove</i> <i>campaign. We want to know how you plan to</i> <i>#MakeYourMove</i> <i>toward a healthier you.</i><p>Farmers Markets …

Farmers Market

Garden hacks from great gardeners

<b>Toughen your transplants</b><p>Harden off seedlings outdoors for one week before planting, recommends Jean-Martin Fortier, author of The Market Gardener. …

Lifestyle

20 Natural Disease Fighting Fruits

Caramelised Onions Grilling/BBQ Month on Foodies+ Soft, syrupy, sweet and al...

<b>Caramelised Onions</b><b><br>Grilling/BBQ Month on Foodies+</b><p>Soft, syrupy, sweet and almost nutty with so many possibilities! Essential for bbq season but also …

Most Requested: Get Started Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Our communities for <i>This Old House</i>, TheSnug.com, and MyHomeIdeas.com are all requesting pro tips for vegetable gardens. Here's some know-how to get you started!<p><b>Find the Right Site</b><p>To grow well, vegetables need good soil, the right amount of water, and sunshine. You can amend poor soil and deal with …

Cleaning and Preparing Your Bird Houses for Spring

Common And Powerful Healing Plants You Can Find In Your Back Garden

So many of us oppose GMOs, Big Pharma, pesticides being sprayed on our food, the poisoning of our air, water, soil and earth. We can’t stand the …

Native Americans

The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of

A greenhouse in Torrazza, Lombardy, Italy. Photo by Flickr user Neimon. CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0<i>This post by Elizabeth Grossman was originally published on</i> …

Citizen Journalism

Here Are 20 DIY Hacks For Improving Your Garden

Advertisement<p>Jon Snow says winter is coming and for him it might be. But for the rest of us all; the winters are gone finally and we are entering the …

Gardening

A Holiday Dinner Party

This past weekend I hosted a holiday dinner at my home in Bedford. The weather has been so wintry and I wanted to serve something appropriate for the season. Pot au Feu seemed like a fitting choice. This celebrated French stew, consists of root vegetables and various cuts of meat, all braised in a …

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 17, Old-Fashioned Fruitcake Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 17: Old-Fashioned Fruitcake Cookies<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>We know. This one's a little confusing. It has "cookie" in …

Dessert

Toro Bravo’s Favorite Cook Books

Food writer Liz Crain and four-time James Beard nominee John Gorham, owner of the Portland restaurant Toro Bravo, on their favorite cookbooks. Their …

How to Roll out Pie Crust

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Next up in Mario Batali's How To Tuesdays series? How to roll out pie crust.</i><p>We've got you covered on how to make pie crust, we've talked pie fats and …

Pie

How To Make A Christmas Lights Cake

During the holidays, I feel a lot more inspired to go over-the-top with cake and cookie decorations. I want to make desserts that are just as vibrant …

11 New Ways to Use Leftovers

You're probably a little full right now. You convinced yourself the annual post-meal nap was due to tryptohphan (it's not!), and you gave plenty of thanks. But it's not time write off Thanksgiving just yet -- your Tupperware is stuffed to the brim. Why not transform your leftovers into dishes that …

Cooking